Saunas relieve stress. Sauna bathers most frequently cite stress reduction as the number one benefit of sauna use.
Saunas relax muscles and soothe aches/pains in both muscles and joints. Saunas release endorphins.
Saunas flush toxins. Deep sweating has multiple proven health benefits.
Sauna cleanses the skin. Heat bathing is one of the oldest beauty and/or health strategies in terms of cleansing one’s skin.
Saunas can induce a deeper sleep. Research has shown that a deeper, more relaxed sleep can result from sauna use.
Saunas bring about recreational and social benefits. The sauna can be a private, personal area of relaxation and solitude. However, it can just as easily be a relaxing environment for socializing.
Saunas improve cardiovascular performance. In the high temperatures of a traditional or infrared sauna, skin heats up and core body temperature rises. In response to these increased heat levels, the blood vessels near the skin dilate and “cardiac output” increases.
Saunas burn calories. It is one of many tools when it comes to burning additional calories.
Saunas can help fight illness. German sauna medical research shows that saunas were able to significantly reduce the incidences of colds and influenza amongst participants.
Saunas just feel good. A sauna not only feels good, it’s good for your body. Whether it’s the physiological changes that occur during the warmth of a sauna, or if it’s simply the time spent in the calming and still retreat of the sauna, every seasoned sauna bather agrees – it feels wonderful!